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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Mon, Aug 27, 2012 2:24 PM EDT | Comments
It's back-to-school time, and that means deals on clothes, school supplies, and more! With so many everyday products on sale, now is the perfect time to stock up for the holidays and around the house, too. Here are 8 great reasons to shop back-to-school sales, even if you've already bought everything on your list: - By Heather Sokol
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- Redbook | Work + Money | Mon, Aug 27, 2012 1:27 PM EDT | Comments
Sneak money back into your wallet this month. By Rosa Heyman, REDBOOK.
1. Get value from gift cards
"If you find partially used or completely unused gift cards sitting in your wallet or desk drawer, it's time to sell them and get cash back for it instead of letting the balance expire," says consumer savings guru Andrea Woroch. GiftCardGranny.com will purchase 92 percent of the value of unused gift cards!
2. Clip coupons the high-tech way
The Coupon Sherpa Mobile Coupon App (free) uses GPS to give you digital coupons based on your location. "Just present the coupon on your phone to the cashier at check-out and you will receive instant savings," explains Woroch. "The app also offers grocery coupons that load directly from your phone to your loyalty card so you never have to waste time clipping or searching for coupons."
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3. Comparison shop
You want to get the best price, but who has time to run from store to store weighing the op...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Mon, Aug 27, 2012 11:50 AM EDT | Comments
By GalTime's Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager
Door-to-door sales may sound remarkably old fashioned in this digital age, but consumer agencies around the country are cautioning consumers about something they're calling a "new scam."
The Better Business Bureau just released a major warning: Be careful of door-to-door salespeople peddling magazine subscriptions. Additionally, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office and many police departments nationwide all want you to be cautious.
Gretchen Kennedy, from Wilmington, Delaware learned the hard way. She was working from home when she heard a knock at the door. She says two young men were on her porch trying to sell her magazine subscriptions. Gretchen tried to tell them "no", but they gave her the hard sell. Finally, after the men said her subscription would help fund charter schools, she gave in and cut them a check. But the magazine never arrived! "It angers me that, that someone would pull the fundraising card," Kenn...Read More »
- Cnbc | Work + Money | Mon, Aug 27, 2012 11:34 AM EDT | Comments
By Sharon Epperson, CNBC.com
It may not be a piece of cake, but despite stagnant wages for the majority of U.S. workers, making a six-figure salary without earning a college degree can be achieved.
From overseeing the creation of beautiful breads, pastries and desserts for hotels and restaurants as an executive pastry chef to (surprisingly!) becoming a nuclear power reactor operator conducting procedures that start up or shut down the plant, having a college degree in these occupations is not mandatory.
Personal trainers, massage therapists, and handymen are also among the jobs where top earners with no college degree can receive annual pay that exceeds $100,000, according to PayScale.com. To compile this list, PayScale.com surveyed its salary and career database, covering about 12,000 jobs in over 1,000 industries.
"A six-figure salary is not typical in these jobs, but it is possible," says PayScale.com's Katie Bardaro. "You need to be a top perform...Read More »
- Liz Ryan | Work + Money | Sat, Aug 25, 2012 9:19 PM EDT | Comments
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I am an HR person who spends a lot of time coordinating job interviews in our company. Often the hiring managers take their time giving me feedback about candidates, or they just send me an email message to say "No thanks." It can take weeks to get that much out of them. The job specs they create are sometimes based on air. They want a person to move mountains for $30,000 a year. It's really hard for me to be in the middle. I would say the three biggest problems are:
1 - Hiring requirements versus salary levels are unrealistic based on the market, especially if they want good people (which they do).
2 - Managers get a job req approved, give it to me and then lose interest. I have to chase them down just to schedule interviews, and after the interviews as I mentioned it is hard to get any feedback. I am stuck having to try to explain to the candidate what's going on.
3 - Managers don't value the candidate's time and experience. They seem to think that talent grows on tre
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